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Passionate about the need for clear communications on complex sustainability topics, Dorothy Maxwell speaks at events, authors publications and has appeared on TV. Cutting through the jargon and adjusting the communications to suit different audiences has been a key focus of her work for over 20 years.


A selection of videos and keynote speeches, panels and presentations can be found by clicking the links below.




Why we Need a Fashion Revolution


Global Leadership in Apparel Sustainability Awards 2015


GLASA 2014 Meet Dr. Dorothy Maxwell on Natural Capital Coalition



Responsible Business Forum Singapore 2013

Dorothy Maxwell chairs panel on Natural capital Accounting & New Business Models with FMO Development Bank, Unilever, TNC and CDP.

B4E Climate Summit London 2013

Dorothy chairs panel on Valuing the true cost of GHG emissions in financial services with UNEP FI, CDP, EY and Trucost


Corporate Eco Forum Annual Forum, Chicago, 2013

Panel: Steering Investors Towards Sustainable Companies – Beth Lowry, Mindy Lubber, Dorothy Maxwell & Daniela Saltzmann.

Dorothy Maxwell interviews Katherine Hamnett on Sustainable Clothing.

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Keynote speeches, panels and presentations


Global Leadership Award in Sustainable Apparel (GLASA) Symposium & Awards 2015


Dorothy Maxwell presented the State of the Apparel Sector Water Special Report to 200 apparel stakeholders.


World Bank WAVES Fourth Partnership Meeting, 2014


Panel: Natural Capital Accounting (NCA) and the Private Sector – Dorothy Maxwell for Natural Capital Coalition with IFC (Chair), Defra, Corporate EcoForum, The Dow Chemical Company, Monsanto & IDB


B4E Indonesia Summit 2014

Opening Remarks by Dorothy Maxwell on Natural Capital


The CROWD FORUM in partnership with EY, The New Metrics, 2014

Natural Capital Coalition, EY, Kering Group, Marks and Spencer, The Crown Estate and Oonagh Harper debate approaches for value creation in business.


Natural Capital Incentives & Support Mechanisms for Business, 2013

Natural Capital Coalition, Natural Capital Declaration, and Defra consultation event for business, investors, practitioners and wider stakeholders.


IFC 7th Annual Sustainability Exchange, Washington DC, 2013

Dorothy Maxwell, Jennifer Morris, Conservation International, Reinhart Hengstmann, Puma and Angelica Ortiz de Haas, FMO Development Bank on the natural capital panel


The Future of Business Round Table, Oxford, UK, 2013

Natural Capital in Business and Finance


Natural Capital Accounting Post Rio+20, IFC World Bank Group, Washington DC, 2013

Hosted by the International Finance Corporation and the World Bank, the event focused on natural capital accounting – what has been done since the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (“Rio+20”) and what it will take to translate widespread support into action and make natural capital accounting a reality. Speakers include Dorothy Maxwell, Usha Rao Monari, Dow Chemical Company, Goldman Sachs and Citi Group.


The Rebound Effect

Is efficiency too much of a good thing? at EU Green Week 2011, Brussels.


Sustainable Clothing Roadmap Conference at London Fashion Week

23 February, 2010, Dorothy Maxwell, Defra Minister Dan Norris and sustainable fashion leaders join forces at London Fashion Week.


Buried Treasure?

The Sustainable Fashion AcademySwedish Reuse and Recycling of Clothing conference, Sweden


RITE Group Conference UK 2010

RITE Group conference Dorothy Maxwell, RITE board member presented Sustainability in Textiles- Progress and Next Steps

Crop to Shop

From Crop to ShopIndia, Dorothy Maxwell presented the keynote address at the International Conference on Sustainability in the Textile Fashion Industry Chain: Crop To Shop 2008, Gurgaon, India, organised by North India Section of the Textile Institute and Pearl Academy of Fashion.
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Walking the Green Catwalk

The Textiles Instituteat the Roy Godden Lecture to the Textile Institute, London, UK, Royal College of Art, Jan 2008

European Roundtable on Sustainable Consumption and Production

ERCSPDorothy Maxwell presented UK Defra’s Product Roadmaps approach to leveraging market transformation on sustainability at the European Roundtable on Sustainable Consumption and Production, Switzerland, June 2007


Consumers and Choice in a Throwaway Society

Network on Product LifespansSheffield Hallam Sustainable Consumption Centre Network on Product Life Spans, July 2007, DTI London, UK

Environment and Business a Win Win Opportunity

EPAat the Enviro Business conference 2006, Dublin
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